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♡GOD SAVE THE QUEEN♡ by laureen warrington
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Albert Einstein made the statement ” If honey bees become extinct, human society will follow in four years.” He was speaking in regard to the symbiotic relationship of all life on the planet. All part of a huge interconnected ecosystem, each element playing a role dependant on many other elements all working in concert creating the symphony of life. Should any part of the global body suffer, so does the whole body.

The honey bee queen usually has distinct characteristics compared to other members of the colony. There is only one queen in every colony, whereas the number of worker bees in a colony can reach up to more than 100,000. Usually, twelve worker bees will surround and attend to the queen in her court. The queen is constantly guarded, groomed and fed with royal jelly by the workers. Royal jelly is a type of syrup that is high in protein which is produced by the young worker bees.

A honey bee queen leaves her hive early in her life to mate with the drones. she usually goes on several mating flights and then will return to her hive. The queen bee usually starts laying eggs in the hexagonal chambers of the comb within a week after mating and she may live up to five years and lay up to over 1 million eggs during her lifetime. The egg is soft, has an oval shape, has a white color and it will hatch into a larvae in three days.

The existence of the queen bee actually determines the stability and survival of the colony. A hive can only be productive when it has a good queen. When a queen bee grows old, the amount of pheromones will decrease and this is a message to the worker bees that the time has come to replace her with a new queen. whenever a hive loses its queen, and all the eggs in the worker-cells are hatched, the bees will breed a new queen. Some beekeepers, however, make it a routine to replace the queens every few seasons for productivity reasons. This is because an older queen has less capability in laying eggs, making the size of the colony smaller. http://www.honey-for-health.com/honey-bee-queen...

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  • linaji
    linajiover 3 years ago

    OMG…. WORDS.. IMAGE.. ARTIST…. BRILLIANT

  • The Queen Bee calls :))))

    – laureen warrington

  • Aleksandar Topalovic
    Aleksandar Top...over 3 years ago

    very very safe queen !!!! no problem at all!!!!
    hehe
    excellent

  • :))))))) That’s nice to hear:)))
    Thank you Aleksandar:)

    – laureen warrington

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you !

    – laureen warrington

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 3 years ago

    fantastic

  • Many thanks Sean:)

    – laureen warrington

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonover 3 years ago

    Its a hard life. the image fit to queen Bee.

  • We need to make sure they stay around..happy to see you here Tokiko:)

    – laureen warrington

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thank you Shulie:)

    – laureen warrington

  • routinemagic
    routinemagicover 3 years ago

    pretty and mesmerising image :)

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment!
    I appreciate it!

    – laureen warrington

  • Anivad - Davina Nicholas
    Anivad - Davin...over 3 years ago

    Very beautiful colours and fantastic crown shining so subtly…..

  • I’m so fascinated by the organization the bees have..and the geometry of their hives! I wish there were more no pesticide areas for them.
    Thank you for your visit Davina..I’m glad you like it.

    – laureen warrington

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 3 years ago

    Laureen you are right in what you stated and it is true all my love always Normaje

  • Wish you well Normaje xxxxx

    – laureen warrington

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work… and sadly the scientists cannot determine why the bees are dying off in drones…

  • We are polluting the lands and the skies.
    ..thank you so much for looking at this work .

    – laureen warrington

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